This course examines the human way of life and cultural adaptations to various natural and social environments. The cultures in Western/Non-Western and indigenous/modern societies are compared and contrasted with respect to subsistence, social structure, language, belief systems, marriage and child rearing practices, and personality. The dynamics of cultural change and the practical application of cultural anthropology are also considered.
Semesters: Fall, Spring
MnTC Goals: 5 , 8